Outside the Basket

© David M. Montero

Outside the Basket

Uploaded: May 24, 2012


Light tent, hand painted background, window light, aperture priority at f/16, exposure at 4 secs, ISO 200. Minor contrast adjustment during RAW conversion and cropped.


Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic May 24, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous Dave. Excellent comp, lighting, and detail. Love the background too! Very well done! #1464913

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 24, 2012

Nice capture, Dave. Beautiful eggs. Love all the colors. #10148599

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 24, 2012

Hi Dave,WOW!!That is gorgeous my friend.Stunning capture!!!! #10149007

Debbie Bray May 25, 2012

The eggs just pop right off the page with that gorgeous rustic background and bench, Dave! I want a lend of that backdrop for my comps, lol!! Very very nice! #10149323

Don Christiana May 25, 2012

Stunning image Dave, the colors, detail and comp are perfect. #10149683

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 25, 2012

A wonderful still life, Dave, with fantastic tones, color, textures and overall composition! #10150021

Lindley Johnson level-classic May 26, 2012

Fantastic color, setup, background and lighting, Dave! A wonderful still life. #10152551

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 26, 2012

Outstanding work Dave!! #10153369

Robert K. Bemus level-classic May 26, 2012

Beautiful color and textures, Dave!! #10154698


Absolutely awesone Dave, bet we see this again!

jo ann c. #10155601

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 28, 2012

Fantastic still life, colors, and light, Dave. #10156952

Terry Cervi level-classic May 28, 2012

This is gorgeous, Monte'!! Fantastic still life work! #10157399

Rony Sagy May 28, 2012

Beautiful work, Dave. Appreciate the detailed description of your steps.

Rita Hill level-addict May 28, 2012

Loving the detail and colors. Outstanding work as always Dave. I look forward to your next master piece.

Carol L. Fowler May 28, 2012

Makes an outstanding and unique still life! #10158139

Dayna Cain level-classic May 30, 2012

Winner!!! #10161476

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 30, 2012

Wonderful still life Dave, great colors and light #10162055

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 30, 2012

Very colorful and pretty, Dave!! Outstanding work!! Hope that Dayna is right!! #10162283

Tammy Espino June 03, 2012

Awesome still life :) #10167239

Songbird Cline level-classic June 03, 2012

very cool and colorful image.. well done. #10167296

Jill Odice level-classic June 04, 2012

The light here is perfectly exposed, the colors nice and rich! I think it's a winner too! #10168115

Douglas Pignet June 05, 2012

beautiful colors...nicely done #10169755

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic June 05, 2012

Fantastic work Dave!,
Amalia #10170072

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 06, 2012

...soon to add some gold to the mix, I think... :) You do such a great job on these still-life types of images, and so varied. The eggs are fantastic in this, and the background is beautiful. #10170383

Stephanie Frey June 08, 2012

Beautiful work, Dave! #10173684

Lyn Darlington June 09, 2012

Fantastic work! Love everything about this image! #10173864

Carla Capra level-classic June 09, 2012

Hi David;
This one certainly caught and held my attention. You've created a beautiful display to showcase those colorful eggs. The lighting and details are lovely. Awesome image. #10173999

Daniel Ruf June 10, 2012

Beautiful work. #10175115

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 10, 2012

AWESOME colors, comp and clarity Dave, a fun image, VERY well done!! <>< #10175196

Stephen Zacker June 13, 2012

You certainly do some fantastic still lifes. #10178833

Jill Odice level-classic June 18, 2012

Congrats on your finalist! #10185731

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 18, 2012

WTG!Big Congratulations,Dave! #10185740

Don Christiana June 18, 2012

Dave. A HUGE CONGRATS on your stunning Finalist. Hope to see GOLD with this winner. #10186047

Lorna Shutter June 18, 2012

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this WONDERFUL image, Dave!!!!! WTG!!! :)

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 18, 2012

Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Dave! I loved this...

jo ann c. #10186301

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 18, 2012

Congrats on a fantastic finalist, Dave. #10186352

Carol L. Fowler June 18, 2012

Cool Finalist! Congrats! #10186738

Lindley Johnson level-classic June 18, 2012

Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist, Dave. #10187068

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 18, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck, Dave!!! #10187217

Lyn Darlington June 18, 2012

Congrats on a fantastic finalist! #10187396

Debbie Bray June 19, 2012

Superb finalist, Montie, and BIG congratulatioons on your award! Seeya next round!! :) #10187780

Dayna Cain level-classic June 19, 2012

This comes as no surprise to me. I predicted a winner on May 30th and I stand by my prediction! This is so unique and perfectly taken! Next stop? GOLD!!!!! #10188069

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 19, 2012

So glad to see this again, and I truly expect to see it one more time... ;) Congratulations! #10188287

June 19, 2012

Great color and composition. #10189244

Carol Eade level-addict June 19, 2012

Beautiful finalist, congratulations! #10190004

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe June 19, 2012

I agree with the judges on this Monte. The colors are beautiful. Congrats on this beautiful finalist! #10190261

Carol Flisak level-addict June 19, 2012

Fantastic still life, Dave... wonderful comp, light and colors! Huge congrats on your well-deserved finalist! #10190405

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe June 19, 2012

Your still life artistry blows me away. Congrats on this wonderful finalist and good luck to you. #10190565

Don Christiana June 20, 2012

Dave, Congratulations on your colorful and beautiful GOLD winning image. #10191348

Dayna Cain level-classic June 20, 2012

Since I've never been one to say "I told you so" I won't say it.....lol
CONGRATS DAVE on your gold win! #10191668

Gina Cormier level-classic June 20, 2012

You are the master of still life's! Love this as I love all your creative images! Congrats on this well deserved win!

Mike Clime June 20, 2012

Congratulations, Dave! #10191797

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 20, 2012

...Love it when my predictions are right ;) Congratulations once more! #10192218

Lorna Shutter June 20, 2012

All right, Dave!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win!!!!! WTG!!! :)
Photobucket #10192234

Terry Cervi level-classic June 20, 2012

Congrats on your fantastic win, Monte'! #10192325

Lindley Johnson level-classic June 20, 2012

An outstanding and well-deserved winner, Dave - congratulations! #10192400

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 20, 2012

Congratulations,Dave!!! #10192627

Anita Hogue June 20, 2012

WOW, awesome! Congratulations! #10192747

Debra R. Harder June 20, 2012

This is fabulous, Dave! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER!! #10192830

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 20, 2012

Wonderful still life Dave, congrats on the gold! #10192960

Mary Dimitriw level-classic June 20, 2012

Congrats on your amazing still life winner Dave! #10193051

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 20, 2012

Huge congrats on a wonderful winner, Dave!!! #10193132

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 21, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Dave. #10193711

Debbie Bray June 21, 2012

My dear friend Montie, my very first admirer!! Now, I'm YOUR biggest admirer! CONGRATULATIONS Dave on another SUPERB GOLD WIN!!! Beautiful work, and well done!! #10194454

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe June 21, 2012

WTG Monte!!!! A big congrats to you on your beautiful winner! #10194776

Robert K. Bemus level-classic June 21, 2012

Congratulations, Dave!! #10195124

Lyn Darlington June 22, 2012

Congrats on your gold win! #10195409

David M. Montero June 23, 2012

THANK YOU all for your wonderful comments and support. I really appreciate it. Monte. #10196666

Millie A. Talarico level-classic June 23, 2012

Marvelous still-life, congratulations, Dave! #10196706

Virginia Leone level-classic June 23, 2012

I knew I'd see this on the winner page!! Well deserved Dave!! It's on my fave list along with others of yours!!

Virginia :)

Virginia Leone level-classic June 23, 2012

I knew I'd see this on the winner page!! Well deserved Dave!! It's on my fave list along with others of yours!!

Virginia :)

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 24, 2012

Congratulations on your win Dave! #10197456

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 24, 2012

Congrats on a most outstanding winner, Dave. #10197991

Amy M. Wilson June 24, 2012

Big congratulations on your excellent Gold winner, Dave!! #10198370

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 25, 2012

Beautiful, Dave......Congrats! #10199121

Wm Nosal June 25, 2012

Beautiful Image, Dave!
Congratulations! #10199739

Katarina Mansson June 27, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Dave! #10202371

Merna L. Nobile June 30, 2012

Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic July 06, 2012


CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful winner,sorry I was late

Ysa... #10217205

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